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A "Floater" in Autocar to day, However seeing how K series is going to China and the new Lotus VVA Tub is being built there as well i can't help but think its Bye Bye to 90% of the Hethel work force.

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Who says the K series production is going to China.

It's all speculation at best, as is the Lotus production moving.
 

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Sorry Stu
I thought it was a Done deal, in Autocar last week + a number of Websites.......You think not?

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I thought production of the extruded aluminium chassis has always been outsourced since the very beginning of Elise Mk I 10 years ago, since it's not actually Lotus' own technology?
 

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This was bloody obvious when Proton took over- i knew they wouldnt be able to resist producing where its cheaper. I'm sure it will backfire as a car like a Lotus is bought by enthusiasts not by buyers going for the cheapest product
 

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This was bloody obvious when Proton took over- i knew they wouldnt be able to resist producing where its cheaper. I'm sure it will backfire as a car like a Lotus is bought by enthusiasts not by buyers going for the cheapest product
Who said they're gonna sell it cheaper just because it costs less to make?
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This was bloody obvious when Proton took over- i knew they wouldnt be able to resist producing where its cheaper. I'm sure it will backfire as a car like a Lotus is bought by enthusiasts not by buyers going for the cheapest product
So that's why Noble isn't doing too well then, the bodies being made in RSA and brought here for the cars to be merely assembled?
 

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So that's why Noble isn't doing too well then, the bodies being made in RSA and brought here for the cars to be merely assembled?
I didnt even know that and besides the whole thing is box of old mondeo bits so assembly is the only thing they do. Lotus is a brand with history.Having said that i doubt quality could go down by making abroad!

I know someone who as an elise so i'll ask him...
 

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Lotus are going down the dumps fast if you ask me. Its oubvious that their owns honestly have'nt a clue how to make cars themselves let alone run a low volume one.

Plus with no replacement model for the Elise on the way, the future does look grim...
 
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